Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fortress Italia

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Italy’s Shutdown Mare Nostrum Causes Alarm

“Alarm at plan to end Italy’s Mare Nostrum rescue operation,” by Duncan Robinson for the Financial Times: Plans to end the Italian navy’s Mediterranean rescue operation and replace it with a smaller EU force will result in “more deaths”, according … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch: EU Must Act to Save Lives

“EU: Act to Save Lives at Sea,” from Human Rights Watch: European Union member states’ justice and home affairs ministers meeting in Luxembourg should take forward a comprehensive and collective EU response to search and rescue needs in the central … Continue reading

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EU Commission Memo: Frontex Joint Operation ‘Triton’ – Concerted efforts to manage migration in the Central Mediterranean

“Frontex Joint Operation “Triton’ – Concerted efforts to manage migration in the Central Mediterranean,” from the EU Commission: Weeks after the tragic drowning of over 300 persons around the Island of Lampedusa in October 2013, Italy launched a major search … Continue reading

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Year After Lampedusa Tragedy

“Year After Lampedusa Shipwreck, Italian Officials Struggle to Identify Victims,” by Giovanni Legorano for the Wall Street Journal: When Gergishu Johannes, an Eritrean who has been living in Germany for the past 30 years, heard about the terrible shipwreck off … Continue reading

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